Though born in a coal-mining town in Yorkshire, England, Jan Bell pays homage to American musical idioms through her own takes on traditional country, folk, old time, and blues music, as well as through her own original songs. After some time teaching storytelling and touring folk festivals, Jan returned to New York City, staged the Urban Cowgirl Cabaret and soon founded a collective called Little Red Hen Music to support itinerant folk musicians. Jan has won accolades for her original songs and performances, and she has even been given the opportunity to write and perform her own music to lyrics from the Woody Guthrie Archives
Jackson Taylor tells stories about what he knows -- life. Jackson’s lyrics paint tales of lives filled with passion and joy as much as of a life tainted by sorrow and disappointment – his life. Jackson sings of heaven and hell, beauty and grit – Jackson sings of real life.
Born one of eleven siblings to parents of migrant workers, his life began in Moody, Texas